Germans sink American ship

"The World At War: "On Our Way: U.S.A. (1939–1942)" (Robin Moor sunk @ 1:34)

(Wednesday, May 21, 1941) — The SS Robin Moor, a Hog Islander steamship that sailed under the American flag, was sunk today by a German submarine, U-69, in neutral Freetown, Sierra Leone, after allowing the passengers and crew to disembark. The sinking of a neutral nation’s ship (this was before the U.S. entered World War II) in an area considered until then to be relatively safe from U-boats would cause a political incident in the United States.

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